A report by the EU Commission has called for prompt introduction of Ireland's delayed personal insolvency regime.

The document also says EU officials asked whether it would be better to cut public services wages instead if reducing numbers of workers.

This report, which follows a visit by the EU/European Central bank and IMF Troika in April, looked into the operation of the Croke Park deal.

Officials asked whether reduced numbers could threaten services and whether in effect wages rather than employee numbers should have been reduced.

The Commission told the Government it would be important new public servants would be subject to a reformed pension regime.

The report also says it is closely monitoring overspending in health and social welfare.

The report by EU officials also says the fact that a number of drugs are coming off patent could depress Ireland's GDP figures.

It says the difficulties implementing the €100 household charge show it is necessary the burden of taxation in future be fairly and equitably shared.

The EU report says that NAMA will have paid down €7.5 billion in debt by next year but that subsequent targets could be revised downwards reflecting challenges.

The report quotes a report from the Comptroller & Auditor General that found that rental income was 26% lower than the amount projected when assets were transferred.

This was mainly due to property holding costs which were not included in the methodology.

Earlier a European Commission spokesman described as "extremely regrettable, unfortunate and irresponsible" the leaking of part of the document. 

The Irish Times today quoted the document which it said called for the equitable distribution of austerity.

If the budgets in these areas are exceeded there will be savings elsewhere, the Commission says.

It says implementation of the bailout programme remains strong but it highlights problems with high unemployment and need for reskilling workers. It also says there is a need for social welfare reform.

EU says bailout documents must be circulated

Speaking in Brussels the EU spokesman said that normally papers on bailout programmes are required to be circulated to euro zone member states.

He said the report was not intended to be formally released until June 25. He said it was unclear if the report was a draft.

Earlier in the Dáil the Taoiseach confirmed that Michael Noonan had presented the draft report to cabinet yesterday, and said the minister would be forwarding it to the Oireachtas Finance Committee, "as is normal", as he put it.

Mr Kenny said it was not a case of the document being sent first to an 'international committee' as it had been agreed after the earlier leak that draft reports be sent simultaneously to the country concerned.

Amadeu Altafaj, European Commission spokesman said that "the German [government] have a legal obligation to circulate such reports to the Bundestag committee," he said.

Referring to the fact that previous reports had been leaked he said: "Once again the leaking of the report is extremely regrettable, unfortunate and irresponsible."

A link to the press conference is available here and the exchange on the document approximately one minute ten seconds into the conference.